metabolism test By Alane Stieglitz, ND, CNC

A Comprehensive Metabolism Test Provides a Complete Story of  the functionality of your Metabolism. Making sure your Metabolism is working for you and not against you is powerful when it comes to health, fat burning, and weight loss.

*Two metabolic panel test kits are suggested when dealing with a sluggish metabolism for women.

  1. Comprehensive Bloodwork (Metabolism Test) 
  2. Saliva Hormones to see if hormones are high in the tissues 

A Good Metabolism Test does not have to involve a treadmill

Our #1 client is a middle-aged woman who explains that their metabolism or fat burning is stuck and wants to know what to do. Usually, when they were younger, they did not struggle with their metabolism and could eat anything they wanted. But of course, years later, after having children, going through hormone changes, their metabolism slows way down, and all of a sudden, weight loss is a struggle. I am here to tell you that it does NOT have to be.

Hi, I am Alane, and I am a holistic nutritionist and naturopath. I have mastered what I call menopausal weight gain. Once I learned my numbers, I knew exactly what to do to get my metabolism working for me again. 

A comprehensive metabolic test shows you your numbers. ALL the numbers you need to know to provide a clear direction to fat burning, energy, mental clarity, and feeling healthy again.

Some numbers that are crucial to know for optimal metabolic health…

Insulin: Insulin is a hormone that’s produced by your pancreas, which helps regulate blood sugar. Insulin is released after a meal consisting of carbohydrates is eaten. The higher the number of carbs, the higher the amount of insulin is produced. Insulin seems to be an issue for many people, me included. I had to learn my numbers, have that ah-ha moment, and then fix it.

C- Reactive Protein is the best number to test for inflammation in the body. High levels can lead to cardiovascular disease later in life. When there is metabolic syndrome plus elevated CRP, this double whammy needs to be improved. High C reactive protein can be from a chronic disease, poor diet, infection, or just genetics. When it is high, I usually suggest an anti-inflammatory diet and top supplementation help the body lower it.

Thyroid Levels – not just TSH 
The thyroid is an essential part of our metabolism test and tends to slow down as we age. In the world of functional medicine, TSH should be 2.0 or better, but traditional labs want it to be around 4.5. So what happens to the people that are tired, overweight, can’t think straight, and their TSH is a 3.5? Most likely, they are told to reduce calories, take an anti-depressant, exercise more, or go home. Don’t worry; you won’t get that from me!

Part of our metabolic panel test is a comprehensive thyroid test consisting of TSH, Free T3, Free T4, TPO antibodies, and thyroid ab. That gives us a clear picture of how your thyroid is working and if it needs some help.

B12, Folate and Homocysteine: 
These are some of my favorite markers to run on people in a metabolism test. Homocysteine is one of those cardio markers I do not like to see high. It is another type of “know your numbers” marker. If homocysteine is elevated, it can lead to heart disease and/or emotional issues like OCD, depression, and anxiety. High homocysteine indicates that there is a deficiency in B12 and/or folate. All three of these markers have to do with MTHFR and methylation. Elevated homocysteine is also a genetic issue. If mom, dad, or a grandparent had heart disease, their homocysteine was likely high, and folate or B12 was low.

Leptin: In leptin resistance, there is too much fat, and the brain does not see it. The brain is hungry even though the body may be overweight. I honestly cannot believe how many women I talk to that metabolism testing shows has a high leptin level. Once we properly support getting rid of it, my clients can finally get their metabolism under control, burn fat, lose weight, and keep it off.

Bonus: With all Metabolism Test results, you get a personalized protocol written by me so you will know precisely what to do.

If you want more help with your metabolism and getting it working better for you, consider a one-to-one virtual health and wellness appointment so I can help you more.

Two tests are suggested when dealing with a sluggish metabolism for women.

  1. Comprehensive Bloodwork (Metabolism Test) 
  2. Saliva Hormones to see if hormones are high in the tissues 

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Medical disclaimer: Our tests cannot be used to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. All test results are to be used as educational materials and as a guide to help support your overall health and wellness. Always discuss health concerns with your medical doctor.